About the Library

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The Austin Public Library is key to making Austin a dynamic creative center and the most livable city in the country.


We are committed to providing easy access to books and information for all ages, through responsive professionals, engaging programs, and state-of-the-art technology in a safe and friendly environment.



Library Commission
The advisory board to the City Council on matters pertaining to the establishment, maintenance and operation of the Austin Public Library. Section 2-1-150 of the City Code. Library Commission meetings are held monthly on the fourth Monday at 6:00 p.m. except for the December meeting. See agenda or contact staff liaison for meeting location

For more information visit the City Clerk's Library Commission page.

View the Library Director's Report.

Telephone Numbers

  • Locations and Hours: (512) 974-7301
  • Information and Reference: (512) 974-7400
  • Spanish Information Line: (512) 482-8398
  • Youth Programs: (512) 974-7555
  • Austin History Center: (512) 974-7480

Mailing: Austin Public Library P.O. Box 2287 Austin TX 78768-2287
Administrative Office: Faulk Central Library, Austin Public Library 800 Guadalupe St. Austin TX 78701
Shipping: Austin Public Library Warehouse 635 N. Pleasant Valley Rd. Austin, TX 78702

For other addresses see Hours and Locations.

Contact Us
Phone inquiries - (512) 974-7400
Web or email based inquiries
Text inquiries - (512) 337-4893